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now see.

man,

CHAP. unto you, Before Abraham was his eyes; and the Pharisees also CHAP.

born, 'I am he.” Then they took asked him the same question that
59 up stones to throw at him; but Je- had been put to him before, and he 15

sus screened himself by passing said unto them, “ He put clay on
through the midst of them, and so mine eyes, and I washed them, and
went out of the temple.

Wherefore some of the 16 CHAP.

As he was passing along, he saw Pharisees said, “ This man is not IX.

a man who had been blind from from God, because he keepeth not gives sight his birth. And the disciples asked the Sabbath.” Others said, “ How to a blind

Jesus, saying, “ Master, who sin-can a sinner do such miracles?" :

ned, this man, or his parents, that and there was a division among 3 he was born blind ?” Jesus an- thein.

swered, He was born blind, nei- They said unto the blind man 17 ther for his own sin, nor that of his again,” What sayest thou of him, as are his parents ; but that the works of since he hath opened thine eyes.

* parents. God might be manifested in him. He said, “ That he is a prophet.” 4 I must work the works of him who | But the Jews would not believe, 18

sent me, while it is day, for night that he had been blind, and receiv

is coming, when no man can work. ed his sight, till they had called his 5 While I am in the world, I am a parents, and asked them, saying, 6 light to the world.” When he had. If this be your son, who ye say 19 said this, he spat on the ground, was born blind, how doth he now and made clay of the spittle, and see ?". His parents answered, “ We 20 anointed the eyes of the blind man know that this is our son, and that 21 with the clay, and said unto him, he was born blind ; but by what “ Go wash thine eyes in the pool means he now seeth, we know not,

of Siloamn (which means, Sent).” or who opened his eyes, we know 7 He went therefore, and washed not: he is of age, ask him ; he will 8 himself and came seeing. Upon speak for himself.” His parents 22

this, the neighbours, and they who spake thus, because they feared the had seen him before, when he used Jews ; for the Jews had agreed alto beg, said, “ Is not this he, that ready, that if any man confessed 9 used to sit begging ?” Some said, Jesus to be the Christ, he should.

“ It is he;" others said, “It is like be forbidden the synagogue. There-23

him ;" but he said himself, “ I am fore, said his parents, “ He is of 10 he.' Then they said unto him, age, ask him.”

“ How were thine eyes opened ?” The Pharisees called a second 24 11.He answered, " A man, called Je-time the man who had been blind ; The man

sus, made clay, and anointed mine and said unto him, “ Give God answering eyes with it, and said unto me, the praise. We know that this man sees very • Go to the pool of Siloam, and is a sinner. The man answered, sensibly

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and howash thine eyes ; and I went, and “ I do not know that he is

a sin

nestly i washed myself, and received sight.” ner. One thing I know, that I was 12 Then they said unto him, “ Where blind once, but now I see.'

And 26 is that man ?" He saith, “I do they said to him again, “What did not know."

he to thee? How did he open 13 Then they bring to the Pharisees thine eyes He answered them, 27 who is ex- him that had been blind. Now it " I have told you already, but you amined by

was a Sabbath-day, on which Je- did not regard me. Why do wish
sus had made the clay, and opened to hear it again? Would ye also be

ye

the Phari. stes,

I His mission was ordained before Abraham.

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X.

CHAP. his disciples?” Then they reviled | whom ye will into your fold, and CHAP.

him, and said, “ Thou mayest be excluding whom will, hear this 28 his disciple, but we are disciples of parable, “Verily, verily, I say un- A true 29 Moscs. 'We know that God spake to you, he who goeth not into the shepherd

to Moses; but we do not know sheep-fold by the door, but climb- by a pas 30 whence this man came.” The man eth

up

some other way, the same rable, answered, “In this now is a won-is a thief, and a murderer. But he 2 derful thing, that ye know not who goeth in by the door is the

whence he came, though he hath shepherd of the sheep: To him 3 31 opened mine eyes. Now we know the porter openeth, and the sheep

that God heareth not sinners, but hear his voice, and he calleth his
if any man be a worshipper of God own sheep by name, and leadeth

and do his will, him he heareth. them out. And when he hath 4 32 Never was it heard yet, that any brought his own sheep, out, he go

one opened the eyes of a man born eth before them, and the sheep fol33 blind. If he were not from God, low him ; for they know his voice.

he could have done no such thing." But a stranger they will not follow, 5 34 They replied, “ Thou wast altoge- but will flee from him ; for they

ther born in sins, and dost thou know not the voice of strangers. 35 teach us?” And they sent him This parable Jesus spake unto 6 away with contempt.

them, but they understood not 36 Jesus heard that they had sent what he said. believes him away, with contempt, and Then said Jesus unto them in ex-7 Jesus to be when he met with him, he said un- planation of the parable, “Verily, Jesus is the to him, “ Dost thou believe in verily I say unto you, I am this

that shepo

herd. the son of God !” He answered, door of the sheep. All that have “Who is hc, Sir, that I may become in my name are thieves, and 8

lieve in him?” Jesus said unto murderers, but the sheep did not 37 him, " It is he whom thou both hear them. I am the door. By 9

seest, and hearest talking with me if any sheep enter, it will be 38 thee, Then the man said, " Sir, safe, and may go in and out, and

I believe,” and he did Jesus obei- find 2 pasture. The thief cometh to 39 sance. Then Jesus said, “ For only to steal, and to kill, and to de

displaying the just judgment of stroy: I am come that the sheep God, am I come into this world, may have life, and abundance of all that they who see not, being plain good things. I am the good shepand good persons, may see the herd, the good shepherd exposcth truth, and that those who see, be- his life for the sheep. But when 19

ing learned and wicked, may be he who is not the shepherd, nor the 40 come blind.” And some of the owner of the sheep, but a hireling,

Pharisees who were with him, hear- seeth the wolf coming, he leaveth

ing this, said unto him, “ Are we the sheen, and freeth; and the 41 then blind?” Jesus said unto wolf seizeth and scattereth the

them, “ If ye were unavoidably sheep. The hireling fleeth, be- 13 blind, ye would have had no sin ; cause he is a hireling, and careth but since ye say, we see, therefore not for the sheep. I am the good 14 your sin remaineth.”

shepherd, and know my sheep, and СНАР.

As ye Pharisres think your- am known by them as the father selves true shepherds, admitting knoweth me, and I know the Fa- 15

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* Sincere, well disposed persons.

True spiritual food.

CHAP. ther; and I lay down my life for one in design and action.Then CHAP X.

XI. the sheep. And I have other the Jews took up stones again, to 16 sheep which are not of this fold, throw at him, and Jesus said unto 31

those also I must bring, and they them, “ Many good works I have 3? will hear my voice, and ? both will shown you from my Father; for

become one fold, under one sher-which of those works would ye 17 herd. For this my Father loveth stone me?" The Jews answered, 33

me, because I lay down my life to “ We would not stone thee for a
18 receive it again.' No one taketh it good work, but for a wicked speech,

from me without my consent, but because thou who art a man, makest
I lay it down of myself

. I have a thyself God.” Jesus replied, “Is it 34 commission to lay it down, and I not written in your law, I said, Psalm have a commission to receive it ye are Gods !! If those be called

lxxx. 6. again. This charge I received Gods, to whom the word of God 35 from my Father."

came, and this scripture cannot be 19 There was a division therefore again set aside, do ye say that I whom 36 People among the Jews, because of these the Father set apart, and sent into think die words. And many of them said, the world, speak wickedly, because

of him. “ He hath a demon, and is mad, 1 ' called myself the son of God?

21 why do you listen to him?" Others If I perform not the works of my 37

said, " These are not the words or Father, believe me not; but if I do
actions of a demoniac. Can a de- perform them, though ye believe 38

the eyes of the blind ?" not me, believe the works, that ye
22 Now the feast of dedication was may firmly believe the Father to be
Jesus did. kept at Jerusalem, and the weather in me, and I in him.”
more than being rainy, Jesus was walking in Then the Jews sought again to 39
others had the temple, in Solomon's porch. lay hold on him; but he escaped

Then the Jews came about him, out of their hands, and went away 40 calling

and said unto him, “ How long again to the side of Jordan, to the son of God. dost thou keep us in suspence? If place where John at first baptized,

24 thou be the Christ, tell us plain and there he abode. And many 41
25 ly.” Jesus answered, “I have told resorted to him, saying,

you, but ye do not believe me. did no miracle, but all things
The works which I do in my Fa- which John spake of this man were

ther's name, bear testimony to me. true.” And many believed in him 42
96 But ye believe not, for ye are not there.
27 of my sheep; my sheep, as I told Now, one Lazarus of Bethany, CHAP.

you, hear my voice, and I know the town of Mary, and Martha her 28 them, and they follow me : And sister, was sick. This was the Sickness

I give unto them everlasting life, same Mary that 6 anointed the Lord of Lazarusi and they shall never perish, and no with perfumes, and wiped his feet

one shall tear them from my hand with her hair, whose brother Laza29 My Father who gave them to me, rus was sick. His sisters therefore 3

greater than all ; and no one is sent to Jesus, saying, “ Master, able to pluck them out of my Fa- behold! thy friend is sick.” When of 80 ther's hand. I and the Father are Jesus heard this, he said, “ This

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XI.

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A prophecy, that the Gentiles should be pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes. admitted into the Christian church.

4 Your sacred books.
• Jews and Gentiles.

s As he did in effect, in verses 29 and 30.
3 A feast to commemorate the cleansing See xii. 3.
of the temple, by Judas Maccabeus, after its

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XI.

CHAP. sickness is unto death only for the hadst been here, my brother had CHAP.

glory of God, that the son of God not died. But I know that s may be glorified by it." Now Je- even now, whatsoever thou shalt 29

sus loved Martha and her sister, ask of God, God will give it thee." 6 and Lazarus. And he remained, Jesus saith unto her, " Thy bro-23 after hearing of the sickness of ther shall rise again.” Martha saith 2#

Lazarus, in the place where he was unto him, “I know that he will 7 two days. Afterwards he said to rise again in the resurrection, at the

his disciples, “Let us go again in- last day.” Jesus said unto her, “ I 25 8 to Judea." His disciples say unto am the resurrection, and the life; hc

him, “ Master, the Jews were who believeth in me, though he

seeking just now to stone thee, and die, yet shall he live; ana no man 26 9 art thou going thither again ?" Je-living, who believeth in me, shall

sus answered, " Are there not die for ever. Dost thou believe 27 twelve hours in the day? If a man this?” She saith unto him, “ Yes walk by day, he' stumbleth not, Master, I believe that thou art the

because he seeth the light of this Christ, the son of God, who was to 10 world; but if he walk by night, he come into the world." And when 28

doth stumble, because the light is she had said this, she went away,

not in the world, visible to him." and called her sister Mary, saying 11 After speaking thus, he saith fur- to her secretly, “ The teacher is

ther to his disciples, “ Our friend come, and asketh for thee." As 99

Lazarus is asleep; but I am going soon as she heard this, she riseth 12 to awake him.” Then said his disa up quickly, and goeth to him. Now 30

ciples, “ Master, if he be asleep, Jesus was not yet come to the vil13 he will do well.” Jesus meant that lage, but was at the place, where

he was dead; but they supposed Martha met him. The Jews then 31

him to be speaking of customary who were with Mary in the house, 14 sleep. Then said Jesus to them and were comforting her, when 15 plainly : “Lazarus is dead, and they saw how hastily she rose up,

am glad that I was not there, for and went out, followed her, saying,
your sakes, that ye may believe ;

“ She is going to the tomb to weep
16 but let us go to him." Then said there.”
Thomas, who was called Didymus,

As soon then as Mary came 32 to his fellow-disciples, “ Must we where Jesus was, and saw him, she expresses also go, and expose ourselves to de- fell down at his feet, and said unto struction with him?"

him, “ Master, if thou hadst been So Jesus went, and found that here, my brother would not have esas finds Lazarus had been already four days died.” When Jesus therefore saw 33 in dead ; in the tomb. Now Bethany was her weeping, and the Jews who had 13 nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen come with her, weeping also, he

furlongs off: and many of the Jews groaned in himself, and was trou-
had come to Martha and Mary, to bled, and said, “Where have ye

comfort them concerning their bro- laid him ?” They say unto hin, 34 19 ther. Then Martha, as soon as

“ Master, come and see.” Jesus 35 she heard that Jesus was coming, wept. Then said the Jews,

6 Be-36 20 went to meet him; but Mary con- hold! how he loved him." But 37 21 tinued in the house. Then Martha some of thein said, “Could not

said to Jesus, "Master, if thou this man, who opened the eyes of

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CHAP. the blind man, have also hindered | man to die for the people, than for CHAP.

this man's death?” Jesus then, the whole nation to be destroyed?” XII. 38 again groaning in himself, cometh Now, he spake not this entirely of 51

to the tomb, which was a cave, his own accord, but being high

and a stone was lying against it. priest that year, he may be con39 Jesus saith, " Take

“ Take away the sidered as having prophesied, that

Martha, the sister of the Jesus would die for that nation ;
dead
man,

saith unto him, “ Mas- and indeed it is true that he died 52 ter, by this time he'smelleth, for not for that nation only, but that

he hath been buried four days.” | he might gather together into one 40 Jesus saith unto her, “ Did I not place, and make of them one fold,

tell thee, that if thou wilt believe, the children of God who were scat

thou shalt sce the glory of God ?” tered abroad. 41 Then they took away the stone From that day, they took coun- 53

from the place, where the dead sel to kill Jesus. He therefore and con. man was laid. And Jesus lifted up walked no more at that time

open

to put hira his eyes to heaven, and said, “ Fa-ly among the Jews, but departed to death.

ther, 'I thank thee that thou hast thence to a country near the desert 54 42 heard me. I know indeed that thou to a city called Ephraim, and con

hearest me always, but because of tinued there with his disciples. the multitude about me I said this, Now, when the passover of the 55 that they may believe that thou hast Jews was at hand, many went up sent me.”

to Jerusalem out of that country, 43 And when he had spoken thus, before the passover, to purify themand raises he cried with a loud voice, “ Laza- selves. Then they sought for Je- 56

rus, come forth !” And the dead sus, and said among themselves as 44 man came forth, bound hand and they stood in the temple, “What

foot, with burial-clothes, and his think ye? that he will not come to face was bound about with a nap- the festival.” Now, both the chief 57 kin. Jesus saith unto them, “Loose priests and the Pharisees had given

him, and let him go freely." orders, that if any one knew where

45 Upon this, many of those Jews Jesus was, he should discover him, Pharisees who had come to Mary, and saw that they might lay hold on him.

what Jesus had done, believed on Then six days before the passfended ;

him. But some of them went to over, Jesus came to Bethany, where 46 the Pharisees, and told them what Lazarus was, whom he had raised Mary 47 Jesus had done. Then the chief from the dead. Now there they feet of

priests and Pharisees assembled a made him a supper; and Martha Jesus ; council, and said, “ What shall we was waiting, and Lazarus sit. ?

do ? for this man worketh many ting at table with him ; when Ala- 3 48 miracles. If we let him alone ry took a pound of perfumed oint

thus, all will believe on him ; and ment, pure and very costly, and
the Romans will come, and destroy anointed the feet of Jesus, and

both o this place and our nation." wiped his feet with her hair, and
49 But one of them, named Caiaphas, the house was filled with the odour

who was high priest that year, said of the ointment. Upon this, one 4 50 unto them, “Are ye so entirely of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Si

without understanding, as not to mon's son, who afterwards deliver consider, that it is better for one ed him up, saith, “Why was not 5

him from the dead.

are of.

CHAP
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